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Amankora Bumthang

Bumthang, Bhutan

1/4 Courtyard at Amankora, Bumthang
Courtyard at Amankora, Bumthang
2/4 Dining room, Amankora Bumthang
Dining room, Amankora Bumthang
3/4 Living room, Amankora Bumthang
Living room, Amankora Bumthang
4/4 Suite, Amankora Bumthang
Suite, Amankora Bumthang

Amankora Bumthang is located directly adjacent to the ramshackle Wandichholing Palace, birthplace of Bhutan’s monarchy in Jakar in the Choekhor valley. The hotel offers understated luxury and a superb level of service in keeping with the experiences at other Aman properties. 

Accessed through an impressive stone-clad hallway, 16 suites are situated in four separate dwellings, each containing two suites on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. If you have stayed in Amankora Paro or Punakha the rooms will be very familiar looking. Each suite features wood panelled walls, traditional bukhari wood burning stove, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower and twin vanities. There’s a daybed overlooking the courtyard, nearby Wangdichholing Palace and monastery where you might catch a glimpse of one of the monks passing by.

When not out exploring the surrounding valleys on foot and bicycle, or enjoying the chanting of monks, the library offers a variety of literature, magazines and reference books to browse. There is a range of holistic treatments in the spa, signature oil massages and complimentary steam facilities. When you have worked up an appetite the kitchen provides a Western a la carte menu, but a special Bumthang inspired set menu may be requested.

Amankora Bumthang can also arrange visits to organic farms and interesting local cottage industries. 

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Understated luxury hotel with 16 suites and spa in the heart of Bhutan

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1/5 View of Jakar, Bumthang
View of Jakar, Bumthang
2/5 Temple entrance, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang
Temple entrance, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang
3/5 View through the mist to Jakar Dzong
View through the mist to Jakar Dzong
4/5 Prayer wheels, Jakar, Bumthang
Prayer wheels, Jakar, Bumthang
5/5 Monks making temple offerings, Tamshing Monastery, Chokor Valley, Bumthang
Monks making temple offerings, Tamshing Monastery, Chokor Valley, Bumthang

Bumthang

Four valleys make up the Bumthang region of Central Bhutan; Chumney, Cheokhor, Tang and Ura range in altitude from 2600-4000m (8530-13125ft) and are reached from the west by crossing the Yotung La pass, marked with a Tibetan chorten and prayer flags blowing in the wind. Both Chumney and Cheokhor are agricultural valleys while the remoter Tang and Ura depend on yak and sheep breeding in addition to cropping potatoes. Many of the houses are sturdy little stone buildings and the whole region has more of a medieval feel than the settlements to the east and west. Read more?

1/5 The Punakha Valley, Bhutan
The Punakha Valley, Bhutan
2/5 A monk enters a temple within Punakha dzong
A monk enters a temple within Punakha dzong
3/5 Takstang - the Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro
Takstang - the Tiger's Nest Monastery, Paro
4/5 Lighting the wood burning stove in a One bedroom villa, Uma Paro
Lighting the wood burning stove in a One bedroom villa, Uma Paro
5/5 Isolation from the world for centuries has helped to preserve Bhutan's pristine environment
Isolation from the world for centuries has helped to preserve Bhutan's pristine environment

Bhutan

Self-isolation has helped Bhutan preserve its unique culture of timeless traditions, myths and legends, and to protect its wonderful pristine environment of sacred mountains, fast flowing rivers and over 5000 species of plants. A tour of Bhutan is an experience like no other. Read more?

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